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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024, Download PDF for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 has been released, along with the official notification at ssc.gov.in. SSC CGL Syllabus covers four subjects i.e. General Knowledge, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language in Tier 1 and Tier 2. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024 will be conducted in the month of September-October 2024 and the Tier 2 exam has been scheduled for December 2024. Candidates must cover complete syllabus to crack their exam. Along with these subjects, candidates must have knowledge of Computers as well as typing skills. The complete topic-wise syllabus and the list of important topics are given here.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

The syllabus lays out the specific topics and concepts that will be tested across the different tiers of the exam. Familiarizing yourself with the SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 will not only guide your preparation but also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2 given in the next few sections to start their preparation now.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2024

The SSC CGL Recruitment 2024 is conducted in different stages. Candidates will have to clear the Tier 1 as well as Tier 2 exams to be eligible for document verification. The SSC CGL 2024 Selection Process is mentioned below:

  • Tier 1- Computer-based test
  • Tier 2- Computer-based test
  • Tier 2 includes 3 papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II further in separate shifts on separate days.
  • The Data Entry Speed Test has been included in Section III for 15 minutes in Module II as One Data Entry Task.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1

The SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1 examinations comprises 4 sections i.e. GA/GK, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, and Reasoning. The paper consists of 100 questions worth 200 marks and is qualifying in nature. This stage of the selection process is qualifying and the candidates who score equal to or more than the category-wise cutoff will proceed to the Tier 2 stage.

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Reasoning is one of the highest-scoring sections of the CGL Tier 1 exam if prepared properly. It tests the candidates’ ability to analyze the given data and derive the answers to the questions asked. The questions in this section are a combination of language and mathematics. Candidates need to read the questions carefully to avoid silly mistakes. Check the syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning below topic-wise.

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and Differences
  3. Space Visualization
  4. Spatial Orientation
  5. Problem-Solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Decision-Making
  9. Visual Memory
  10. Discrimination
  11. Observation
  12. Relationship Concepts
  13. Arithmetical Reasoning
  14. Figural Classification
  15. Arithmetic Number Series
  16. Non-Verbal Series
  17. Coding and Decoding
  18. Statement Conclusion
  19. Syllogistic Reasoning
  20. Semantic Analogy
  21. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  22. Figural Analogy
  23. Semantic Classification
  24. Symbolic/Number Classification
  25. Figural Classification
  26. Semantic Series
  27. Number Series
  28. Figural Series
  29. Word Building
  30. Coding & Decoding
  31. Numerical Operations
  32. Symbolic Operations
  33. Trends
  34. Space Orientation
  35. Space Visualization
  36. Venn Diagrams
  37. Drawing Inferences
  38. Punched Hole/Pattern Folding & Un-folding
  39. Figural Pattern Folding and Completion
  40. Indexing
  41. Address Matching
  42. Date & City Matching
  43. Classification of Center Codes/Roll Numbers
  44. Small & Capital Letters/Numbers Coding, Decoding, and Classification
  45. Embedded Figures

SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

In this section, questions are asked on many concepts. The preparation for this subject requires a lot of learning, practice, and revision. Solving sectional and full-length mock tests is a very effective way of maximizing the score in this section. Candidates can check the CGL syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude here.

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Fractions and relationships between numbers
  3. Profit and Loss
  4. Time and distance
  5. Time & Work
  6. Percentage
  7. Ratio & Proportion
  8. Discount
  9. Partnership Business
  10. Mixture and Allegation
  11. Square roots
  12. Averages
  13. Graphs of Linear Equations
  14. Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  15. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  16. Interest
  17. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  18. Circle and its chords
  19. Regular Polygons
  20. Circle
  21. Right Prism,
  22. Right, Circular Cone,
  23. Right, Circular Cylinder,
  24. Sphere,
  25. Heights and Distances
  26. Hemispheres,
  27. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  28. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  29. Histogram

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SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

Even though we use the English language frequently in our daily lives, the questions asked in this section need a specific strategy for preparing. One of the first steps after going through the syllabus for the English Language and Comprehension section is to go through the previous year’s questions. We have given the SSC CGL syllabus for English Language and comprehension for all topics below.

  1. Phrases and Idioms
  2. One-word Substitution
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Error Spotting
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Spelling Correction
  7. Reading Comprehension
  8. Synonyms-Antonyms
  9. Active Passive
  10. Sentence Rearrangement
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Cloze Test

SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus

In recent years, the role of current affairs has increased in the General Awareness of the SSC CGL paper. However, to score well, the candidates need to prepare for each topic and maintain a good grip on the basic subjects. For Current Affairs, focusing on the national and international events of importance in the last 6 to 12 months before the exam is important.

  1. History
  2. Culture
  3. Geography
  4. Economic Scene
  5. General Policy & Scientific Research
  6. Science
  7. Current Affairs
  8. Books and Authors
  9. Sports
  10. Important Schemes
  11. Important Days
  12. Portfolios
  13. People in News
  14. India and its Neighboring Countries
  15. Questions about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  16. Questions about Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios, People in the News

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024

The commission has recently made so many changes in the exam pattern i.e. the exam will be conducted in 2 stages only i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2. The candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus mentioned below.

  • Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
  • Paper II for candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
  • Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
    Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Paper 1

As mentioned above, this paper is compulsory for all candidates and carries a total of 390 marks. So the candidates must be aware of the topics asked in the various sections of the paper. Even though the Mathematics, Reasoning, English and General Awareness sections are common in both Tier 1 & 2, the strategy to prepare for both levels is different. Check the CGL Tier 2 syllabus for paper 1 in the table mentioned below for all topics.

Section Module  Topics
Section I Mathematical Abilities
  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and Relationship between Numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and Work.
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height, and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2θ + cos2θ=1, etc
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Trends
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation and Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Pattern folding and completion
  • Number Series
  • Embedded figures
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Numerical operations
Section II English Language And Comprehension
  • Spot the error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/ detecting misspelled words
  • Idioms & phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Active/ passive voice of verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of sentence parts
  • Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  • Cloze passage
  • Comprehension passage
General Awareness
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Important Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Portfolio
  • People in News
Section II Computer Proficiency
  • Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel PowerPoint, etc.
  • Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing and searching, Downloading and uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-banking
  • Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Paper 2

The candidates who have opted for the JSO post while filling out the application form and those who have cleared the Tier 1 cutoff for the post of JSO are eligible to attempt Paper 2 of the Tier 2 exam. We have given the SSC CGL syllabus for tier 2 for Paper 2 in this table for the ease of Candidates for all topics.

Subject Topics
  • Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion– Common measures of dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal, and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling, and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
  • Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample, and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, Chit-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of Living Index Numbers, and Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic-Wise Distribution

For the ease of candidates, we are providing you the Tier 1 topic-wise distribution for all subjects in the exam. This will help you to prepare for the upcoming examination by understanding the number of questions for every topic.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Referring to the SSC CGL previous year Question paper, we have mentioned the topic distribution table below for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam of General Intelligence & Reasoning. You can see that the Number Series has more weightage than others.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Intelligence & Reasoning No.
Embedded figure 1
Dictionary 1
Syllogism 1
Analogy 4
Blood Relation 1
Mirror Image 1
Series 6
Odd One Out 2
Dice & Cube 2
Relationship 1
Venn Diagram 1
Coding 2
Mathematical Operation 2

Quantitative Aptitude

Take a look at the table given below you can find the topic-wise weightage of the questions. In Quantitative Aptitude, various topics have a weightage of 3 questions.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
Quantitative Aptitude No.
Percentage 1
Profit & Loss 2
Time & Work 3
Time & Distance 3
Number System 2
DI 2
Geometry 3
Trigonometry 3
Algebra 3
SI & CI 1
Ratio & Proportion 1
Mensuration 1

English Language

Previous year’s SSC CGL Tier 1 English Language paper consisted of various subjects of which the Cloze Test had more weightage than other subjects.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
English Language No.
Error Detection 2
Antonym 2
Spelling Error 2
Voice 2
One Word Subs. 1
Idiom 2
Synonym 2
Word Substitution 2
Para-jumbles 3
filler 2
Cloze test 5

General Awareness

You can check the SSC CGL Tier 1 subject distribution table for the General Awareness section. This will help you to prepare accordingly for the upcoming exams.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Awareness No.
History 3
Polity 3
Geography 3
Economics 2
Science 3
Current Affairs 5
Miscellaneous 6

How can I complete the SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus?

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 Exam is to be conducted in September-October 2024 as announced by the commission. This gives the candidates little time before the exam is held. They should aim to prepare for both stages of the exam in a consolidated manner and start the process as soon as possible. In order to have a solid preparation before the exam, they need to follow an efficient strategy. Follow the tips mentioned below for completing the SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus and secure a high rank in the exam:

  • The initial stage towards success is understanding what you need to study i.e. know your syllabus inside out.
  • Create a study plan that provides equal time for each section based on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Keep an eye on your progress, and update your study plan accordingly.
  • Practice previous years’ question papers and mock tests to familiarize yourself with the exam format.
  • Improve your time management skills and speed.
  • Start your study today and evaluate your preparation regularly.
  • Maintain handwritten notes on every topic that you learn.
  • Integrate mock tests and revision plans from the early phases of the preparation process.
  • Attempt mini-tests and quizzes to clarify the concepts learned.
  • Do not ignore your data entry skills preparation and dedicate at least 15 to 30 minutes per day to increase your typing speed and accuracy.
  • Prepare the Computer Knowledge section well as it is mandatory to qualify the cutoff for this paper in the Tier 2 Examination. In addition to that, it also contributes to the General Awareness section of both stages of the selection process.
  • In the initial phases of the preparation process, focus on accuracy rather than speed. It is the most necessary aspect of the recruitment process as there is one-fourth negative marking in the Tier 1 and one-third negative marking in the Tier 2 exam.
  • In the final phases of the preparation process, revision and testing are the keys to identifying the weak areas and making the strong areas even stronger.

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Where can I find the SSC CGL syllabus 2024?

The complete SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam is given on the official website of SSC. Candidates can check their topic wise syllabus here.

Is SSC CHSL and SSC CGL syllabus are same?

The syllabus of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL for Tier 1 examination is almost similar in nature but the difficulty level of the questions are different in both the exam.

Is there any negative marking in the SSC CGL TIER 1 examination?

Yes, there will a negative marking of 0.50 marks of every wrong answer in the SSC CGL TIER 1 examination.

Does SSC CGL syllabus change every year?

Staff Selection Commission doesn't change complete syllabus every year. Some minor changes can be seen sometimes in exam pattern or syllabus. According to the SSC CGL Notification 2024, the commission has excluded the Paper III of the Tier 2 stage from the exam pattern.

What are the total number of marks in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024?

The total number of marks for Tier 1 is 200 for 100 questions. Each question carries 2 marks